After winning the 2005 Mississippi State Fiddle Championship and garnering several other contest titles, in 2008 Smith and her family moved to Austin, Texas. Since moving to Austin, she has been mentored by Ray Benson, and she has toured with other artists (including Willie Nelson and Ray Benson and with her own band, the Ruby Jane Show. She has performed in a Ray Benson play, A Ride with Bob, and played on Willie Nelson’s Grammy-nominated Willie and the Wheel. She has recorded two CDs; her debut album Road to Columbus was released in 2006, and the follow-up 6-song EP Creekside was released in 2007. She won the Daniel Pearl Memorial Violin award in 2007, named for Daniel Pearl and given by the foundation named for him, which promotes "Harmony for Humanity." In 2010 she played at The Nobelity Projects (Founded by local Austin celebrity and activist Turk Pipkin Artists and Filmmakers dinner along side Ray Benson, Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, and many other musicians in honor of Willie Nelson. She was also be an official performer at the 2010 Austin City Limits Music Festival and performed in Europe. In 2011, she tours extensively and is working on a new cd.
She will performing at Lollapalooza in August and ACL Festival in September. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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